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The Bell
Dramatisation of the Iris Murdoch novel

Dramatised in three parts by Michael Bakewell.

1: Sex and religion come into conflict in this story of a lay community which is seriously disturbed by the arrival of an errant wife.
Dora Greenfield: Cathryn Bradshaw
NoelSpens: Charlie Simpson
Paul Greenfield: Nicholas Farrell
James Tayper Pace: Philip Voss
TobyGashe: Jamie Bamber
Nick Fawley: Nicholas Boulton
Mrs Mark: Jane Booker
Michael Meade: Crispin Redman
Mark Strafford: Matthew Morgan
Sister Ursula: Marian Diamond
Catherine Fawley: Emma Gregory2: A new bell is due to arrive at the Abbey, but Dora is haunted by the story of the old bell and of the death that it foretold. Michael Meade: Crispin Redman
Dora Greenfield: Cathryn Bradshaw
Paul Greenfield: Nicholas Farrell
Peter Topglass: Struan Rodger
TobyGashe: Jamie Bamber
James Tayper Pace: Philip Voss
Catherine Fawley: Emma Gregory
Nick Fawley: Nicholas Boutton
Mrs Mark: Jane Booker
The Irish nun: Kate Binchy
Noel Spens: Charlie Simpson3. Raising the bell from the lake required almost supernatural strength, and Dora is determined to continue playing the witch in the holy community of Imber.Michael Meade: Crispin Redman
Paul Greenfield: Nicholas Farrell
Nick Fawley: Nicholas Boulton
James Tayper Pace: Philip Voss
Mrs Mark: Jane Booker
The Abbess: Janet Suzman
Dora Greenfield: Cathryn Bradshaw
Noel Spens: Charlie Simpson
The Bishop: Norman Rodway
Catherine Fawley: Emma Gregory
TobyGashe: Jamie Bamber
Mark Strafford: Matthew Morgan
Music Elizabeth Parker. Producer Catherine Bailey Director Jane Morgan.

  1. Episode 1 (52.4Mb)
  2. Episode 2 (50.7Mb)
  3. Episode 3 (55.8Mb)

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